Women Candidates

Own Your Future

There’s a lot to be said for earning your MBA. Besides the obvious benefit of advancing your pay scale, there’s also the benefit of realizing your full potential. With a Katz MBA, you gain confidence in your ability to tackle whatever business problems you come up against. You’ll be more valuable to future employers. Perhaps you’ll even put your finely honed talents to work in starting your own business. The choices will be plentiful; they’ll be yours to make, and Katz can help you get there.

Collaborate with Katz Students

From the beginning, you’ll notice a spirit of collaboration at Katz. Past women MBAs have commented that the atmosphere isn’t as competitive as it is collaborative. It comes from the school’s commitment to globalism and diversity. From your very first team project, you’ll recognize the benefits of a truly global business school because you’ll be working in an environment that reflects the markets of the world.

Learn through Experience

Hands-on, practical experiences outweigh book learning alone every time. We believe experience-based learning is so important, it’s one of our strategic initiatives and what we’re referring to when we say, “Experience. Learn. Lead.”

Try your hand at trading in the school’s state-of-the-art financial analysis lab. Explore real-world projects of critical importance to client organizations by participating in a Consulting Field Project. Or, find out what it takes to lead your team to victory in a case competition. As you’ll soon discover, hands-on learning is integrated throughout the curriculum and as a woman earning your MBA, you’ll find this valuable experience very worthwhile to your career.

Customize Your Learning Experience

One size does not fit all women MBAs. Whether you choose to jump in with both feet and pursue your MBA in the One-Year program, take the time to develop relevant experience and skill sets in the Two-Year program, or decide to keep working while pursuing your MBA in the Professional MBA program, the many program options at Katz suit your priorities and ambitions. There are even a number of dual-degree programs that add focused learning in a chosen discipline such as information systems, engineering, law, or even international business. Whatever the goal you set for yourself, Katz stands ready to help you every step of the way.

Grow a Powerful Network

As a woman at Katz you’ll have the advantage of every possible network. With more than 250,000 Pitt alumni and more than 23,000 Katz and College of Business Administration alumni worldwide, combined with the many personal contacts you’ll make along the way, your network will be extensive. You’ll certainly want to become a member or even serve as an officer of the school’s very active chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs and tap into their vast network of female MBAs and women business professionals. You can also join any one of the nearly 20 professional organizations and clubs that run the gamut from environmental consciousness to finance, from entrepreneurship to consulting, from operations to business technology. As a woman MBA at Katz, the possibilities are limitless.

Benefit from an Approachable Faculty

Because the Pitt Business faculty are eager to see you succeed, most faculty members have an open-door policy and make themselves available to students. Pitt Business professors are constantly researching the latest business concepts and theories to develop the best possible solutions for businesses. As a Katz student, you are the primary beneficiary of their research findings. Take a look at their latest publications and research contributions.

Resources for Women Candidates


Katz is a credible and reputable business school that’s more affordable than others, and it comes with a strong community that makes it special and unique. I enjoy collaborating in a supportive environment with other hard-working, motivated students. The caring, accessible faculty has also made an impact on my personal and professional development.

Clara Lee

MBA '17

Pure and simple, I chose Katz for my PhD over other schools because of the people. The faculty treat me like one of their own, and their challenging assignments and high expectations inspire me to push myself. The culture of the PhD program is highly collaborative. My colleagues and I are engaged and excited to build ideas from the ground up.

Kristin Stack

Ph.D. '19